Traditional White Bread

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A delicious white bread recipe with a very light center with crunchy crust. You may substitute butter or vegetable oil for the lard if you wish.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 9x5-inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 ½ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 6 ½ cups bread flour

  • 3 tablespoons lard, softened

  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in a large bowl. Stir in 2 cups flour, lard, and salt. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. When the dough comes together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

  2. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  3. Lightly grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  4. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into the prepared pans, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  6. Place bread in the preheated oven and lower the temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
3g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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